Page author: David Giblin
Melica fugax
small melic grass

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: Meadows, damp or dry slopes, open forest, and riparian zones.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Melica fugax Bol.
Publication: Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 4: 104. 1870.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Melica fugax Bol. ssp. madophylla Piper
Melica fugax Bol. var. inexpansa Suksd.
Melica fugax Bol. var. macbridei (Rowland ex A. Nelson) Beetle
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Melica fugax in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Melica fugax checklist entry

OregonFlora: Melica fugax information

E-Flora BC: Melica fugax atlas page

CalPhotos: Melica fugax photos

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